Felicity Gerry QC is an international barrister with chambers in London, Leeds and Darwin and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Charles Darwin University. In 2016 Felicity was awarded ‘Legal Personality of the Year’ and in 2015 she was described in the Legal 500 as a “fearless and independent minded person”. She led the appeal that corrected the law on joint enterprise in the UK Supreme Court and has appeals on the same subject in Australia and Hong Kong. She works commercially and pro bono, including assisting on death penalty cases. She lectures on women and justice and transnational law and has research projects on Women’s Health and Law, Women in Prison, Indigenous Justice, Child Rights and Cyber Rights. She is one of the foremost legal experts which broadcasters go to for media commentary and presentation of international legal issues.
Felicity speaking at the Oxford Union debate on Anonymity
Felicity is admitted to the Bar of England and Wales and the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Australia. She is also Chair of the Research and Research Training Committee in the School of Law at Charles Darwin University in Australia which has a focus on transnational law and she is the lead on an Indigenous Justice and Exoneration Project. She can be booked for complex trial and appellate advocacy in criminal and civil litigation and pro bono assistance, mediation, public speaking, conferences and media engagements. Her media appearances include: ABC News and public Affairs, BBC News, Panorama, Sky News, Al Jazeera, BBC The Big Questions, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM & Law in Action, BBC Radio 2, BBC 5 Live & Channel 5. She appeared in the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 FGM documentary The Cruel Cut and in the ABC Foreign Correspondent documentary Saving Mary Jane and writes regularly for the broadsheet & legal press.
NTBA conference Dili, East TimorJuly 13, 2016 - July 15, 2016
LSNT CPD - 'Effective Use of Social Media in Litigation: Procedure, Evidence and Ethics'July 29, 2016
Social media is an integral part of life in the 21st century yet it remains an uncharted territory for many lawyers. Whether it is a question of jurors twitting mid-trial from the jury box, service of a subpoena through Facebook or ethical considerations, no lawyer should remain unaware of their impact on litigation. While not every case warrants an extensive social media evaluation, it is a beneficial and useful tool in litigation while keeping in mind its ethical and legal pitfalls.
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Call for papers: Empowering and Disempowering First Nations People through Law and Policy – 9 – 10th August 2016
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